Every fall, the country recognizes National Preparedness Month. Although that’s a positive step, we all know that emergencies aren’t restricted to the autumn months. Over the summer, there’s hurricane season to contend with not to mention tornadoes and flash flooding. And according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Disaster Declarations, there have already been more than 30 negative, weather events this year.
Last year there were 9 and 2014 had more than 80. So you just know we’ll invariably have more disasters to deal with before 2016 is through. No matter how many are truly on the horizon, the big question is do you have enough secure containers to survive them all? If not, consider making a short-term investment that will bring you long-term, peace of mind.
Secure containers are an excellent way to store emergency dry goods, potable water, generators and other disaster preparedness essentials. They’re fully enclosed and may be outfitted with temperature or humidity controls post purchase. The secured containers are also capable of hosting interior/exterior lights and warning systems, should preparedness groups choose to invest in them after the sale. Building codes, installation costs and the like will obviously vary based on the chosen property’s location.
The secure containers come in a number of sizes and may either be scattered throughout a property or clustered together for bug out expediency. They’re primarily designed to be used above ground, but with the right excavation plan, they could be converted into subterranean shelters too. If you do decide to bury them, keep in mind that the weight of the dirt may jeopardize the secured containers’ integrity. Thus, it may be necessary to employ gabion baskets, truss systems and stone foundations as structural reinforcements.
With that said, to get prepared for future disasters, contact us at GOContainers today.